Well, I Wanted to like this Car...
By MikeR on
2006 Volkswagen GTI New 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
I bought my GTI in June, and I have had nothing but issues with it. The airbag light keeps coming on, which the dealer fixed twice. With the sunroof open, and the windows up, it sounds like a machine gun is being fired in the car...the wind noise is so loud, it is useless to even drive this way. The torque is nice to have down low, but on the highway, I have nothing left in the top end. I wish it had a little more REAL power up top. Also, the car makes a strange metal tapping/rattling noise up front somewhere, and the center dash rattles. All and all, this is what I have come to expect from VW, which is bells, whistles and a whole lot of buyer's remorse.
This car has decent looks, good torque for city driving, but it is weak for open highway stuff.
Improve the quality control. I would take a few less features for some added craftsmanship. I thought the GTI MKV was going to be the next era in VW quality, but they fooled me.